Every year there are many wonders to be seen in the sky high above the earth, because the universe offers a number of extraordinarily beautiful sights. That can be a solar eclipse or a meteor shower or one of the many constellations that can only be seen at certain times and if all is convenient. With that being said, there will be no time this week in which Mars can be seen in such a huge way that it looks like there are two moons in the air.
It is not exactly something new, because this Internet hoax actually comes every year in August and has been around for several years now.
An image has been circulated on social media sites that show that Mars appears in the sky and as big as the moon. According to the caption to the image, this image will become visible to everyone on Monday, August 27, 2018 and provide an all-too-impressive night of looking at the sky.
So many people have shared this image on Facebook or Twitter and hoped to see the amazing picture this week. Earth Sky hated to give everyone bad news, but this is not going to happen, because it is just another scam on the internet.
Mars big as the moon on August 27? Https: //t.co/pL8JnSq4mo
Our biggest story this week – and in August – is the double moon hoax. This hoax has been circulating every August since August. Will Mars look as big as the moon? Of course not. Imagine how frightening that would be! pic.twitter.com/LWiUffrjgP
– EarthSky (@ earthskyscience) August 25, 2018
As you can see, that would be amazingly amazing to see in the night sky, but it just will not happen. The photo is nothing more than a photoshop job that has been around every August since 2003.
Yes, it is a hoax that has gone around and is getting new life in the last 15 years.
Despite the fact that this has been proven as a hoax for a decade and a half, people continue to pass it on. It is just another example of people who are simply not looking for something new and getting the facts before it is shared so that everyone can see it on social media.
Apart from being really cool to see the picture above, Mars would be so close to Earth that it would be extremely frightening. Mars that would be so close to all of us would almost confirm that something of severely drastic proportions would come to all mankind.
No, Mars will not soon look as big as the moon in the sky.
Full report: https://t.co/rd0t4gV3bM pic.twitter.com/tVMvabLCf6
– snopes.com (@snopes) August 26, 2018
Mars has a 15-year cycle that peaks, and he is about to come close to the earth, but not nearly as close. The double moon is something that would be awesome, astonishing, terrifying and out of this world, but it just will not happen. If you want to watch the night sky on 27 August 2018, and you hope to see a few moons, then you are one of those who have fallen for the internet hoax.